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Pahlmeyer Introduces Three Exceptional New Releases

Napa Valley Vintner Jayson Pahlmeyer has released three exceptional wines from two of California’s best recent vintages: the iconic Pahlmeyer Napa Valley Chardonnay, the opulent Pahlmeyer Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir and the first vintage release of Jayson Cabernet Sauvignon. 2012 Pahlmeyer Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast Winemaker Bibiana Gonzáles Rave has created a gorgeous Pinot Noir, perhaps Pahlmeyer’s finest ever, opulent […]

Pahlmeyer Introduces Wayfarer Vineyard Wines

Vintner Jayson Pahlmeyer and daughter Cleo will release the first estate grown Pinot Noirs and Chardonnay from their Wayfarer Vineyard this fall, 16 years after purchasing the remote, unplanted parcel in the northwestern reach of the Sonoma Coast. Straddling King Ridge in the Fort Ross-Seaview Appellation, Wayfarer is perched at 1,100 feet, just five miles […]

FrontRunners August 2014: LEISURE

Cellar Notes: Spanish Treasure Those with a knowledge of fine wines require no introduction to Álvaro Palacios, the adventurous winemaker who almost single-handedly transformed Spain’s Priorat region into one of the world’s most innovative winemaking hubs. Yet this accomplishment should not overshadow his achievements in his native Rioja, where he works to preserve the winemaking […]

FrontRunners July 2014: Cellar Notes

Red Bull  The harshest climates often give rise to the greatest splendors—at least in the realm of winemaking. This is the case with the Toro appellation in northwestern Spain’s Castile-León region. During summer, this arid terrain of sun-blanched hills sometimes experiences 24-hour temperature shifts in excess of 70 degrees. Yet these unforgiving conditions help shape one of […]

BEST of the BEST 2014 | Leisure | International White Wines: Dom Pérignon Vintage 2004 Brut Champagne

Like so many legends, the house of Dom Pérignon is the subject of numerous tales. Although the monk whose name is now synonymous with great Champagne is often credited with having discovered the method for making sparkling wines, the historical record indicates that his contributions mainly involved improving the conditions under which the world’s premier […]

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